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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Cancel VIDEOSENTERTAINMENT Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 9D New: The Anniversary Party' The Fast and the Furious' accelerates DVD sales ''mmm' """" ' TcT vcip( ) . K : . ; v-Vi , Alan dimming and Jennifer Jason Leigh star In the comedy "The Anniversary Party." They also wrote the Independent film. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming star as a celebrity couple celebrating their (not so blissful) wedded bliss in this sharp-looking, loose-feeling pic that the duo also wrote and directed. Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline and Jennifer Beals are among the show-biz swells who show up playing variations of themselves in this enjoyable, albeit progressively overwrought, affair. R (sexual situations, nudity, profanity, drugs). DVD available. (CC) (New Line, '01) 115 minutes. - Barry Zukerman, Knight Ridder HOT LOCALLY Top rentals at Blockbuster: 1. "Jeepers Creepers" 2. "The Fast and the Furious" 3. "The Glass House" 4. "The Score" 5. "Scary Movie 2" Store Special: Twenty-five percent off previously viewed movies, games and DVDs through Jan. 28. HOT NATIONALLY Top Video Sales 1. "The Princess Diaries" 2. "Pearl Harbor: 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition" 3. "Jurassic Park III" 4. "Shrek" 5. "Rush Hour 2" 6. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" 7. "The Land Before Time: The Big Freeze" 8. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" 9. "Dr. Dolittle 2" 10. "Save the Last Dace" Top DVD Sales 1. "The Fast and the Furious" 2. "Pearl Harbor: 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition" 3. "Rush Hour 2" 4. "Moulin Rouge" 5. "The Princess Diaries (Pan Continued from 8D REGIONAL EVENTS BROOKINGS Brown Bag Lecture series -Notes of a Traveler on Highway 14" with Dr. John Miller, 12:05-1 p.m. Jan. 31; Rotunda F at SD-SU;free; bring your lunch, if you wish. Importance of Black History Month with Sedric McClure, 7 p.m. Feb. 4; Rotunda B at SD-SU; McClure, a multi-cultural counselor at MacAlister College in St. Paul, Minn., will examine contributions that African Americans have made. Warren C. Bowels as Martin Luther King, 7 p.m. Feb. 5; Campanile Room (169) in University Student Union at SDSU; includes the "I Have a Dream" speech. "Letters from Slaves," 7 p.m. Feb. 11; Jack's Place in the University Student Union at SDSU; Lemuel Sheppard presents a program of contemporary folk music with text from actual writings by slaves, with true stories, original music and colonial and Civil War cultural history- The Art of Chocolate Auction, Feb. 14; Elks Club, 516 4th St.; $5 ticket grants admission, champagne toast, chocolate truffle and bidding number; 5 p.m. social hour and viewing, 6:30 p.m. chocolate auction and door prizes; tickets available at First National Bank, Hy-Vee and Ram Pub; benefits the Ritz Gallery at SDSU. Storyteller Evester E. Roper, 7 p.m. Feb. 19; Jack's Place in University Student Union at SDSU; audience participation performance with African and African-American stories. Journey of the African American athlete, 7 p.m. Feb. 26; Campanile Room (169) in the University Student Union at SDSU; historicalcultural discussion with Sedric McClure, a multicultural counselor at MacAlister college in St. Paul, Minn. ELK POINT Hawaiian Cruise Party, 7 p.m.-mld-night Feb. 2; Elk Point City Auditorium; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; island snacks, live music by Scratch That, ugly shirt and limbo contests; 356-2164 or 356-3336. FREEMAN Schmeckfest, April 4-6; Freeman Academy campus; demonstra & Scan)" 6. "Shrek (Special Edition)" 7. "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" 8. "Evolution" 9. "Scary Movie 2" 10. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" - BPI Comm. and SoundScan Inc. NEW RELEASES TORTILLA SOUP Director Maria Ripoli's charming adaptation of Ang Lee's "Eat Drink Man Woman stars Hector Elizondo as a Los Angeles traditional Mexican chef and strict single father who is not prepared for the assimilationist rebellion of his three daughters. Jacqueline Obradors, Elizabeth Pena and Tamara Mello also star. PG-13 (sexual candor, mild language). DVD available. (CC) (Columbia Tristar, '01) 109 minutes. AMERICAN PIE 2 There are no violated baked goods in this lazy sequel to the 1999 sex comedy, which reunites the original cast members but has little of its forebear's amiable, horny-teens innocence. Instead, with the raunch quotient cranked up several notches, the follow-up is calculated, cynical and, worse still, not funny. Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan and Chris Klein tions and displays of ethnic crafts and culinary skills from 1-7 p.m. at Heritage Hall Museum and Archives; full meal served 4-7 p.m. by advance registration only; musical production of "Carousel" at 8 p.m. nightly with matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday; write Schmeckfest, Box S, Freeman SD, 57029 or go to HURON Go-Kart Races, today-Sunday; Beef Complex at State Fairgrounds; 352-7180 Gc-Kart Races, Feb. 9-10; Beef Complex at State Fairgrounds; 352-7180 LEAD Winterfest, today-Saturday; Main Street; parade, chili cook-off, snowmobile poker run, vendor snow show, bonfire, fireworks; free; 584-1702. For Women Only Snowmobile Ride, Jan. 25-26; in Black Hills near Lead; 100-mile ride; benefits Easter Seals South Dakota; 800-592-1852. OAKWOOD LAKES PARK Kool Kids Klassic Fishing Derby, noon-3 p.m. Saturday; Oakwood Lakes State Park; $1, plus state park admission; free fishing poles, snacks and beverages; register at 11 a.m. Bamelopet Children's Ski Event, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3; Oakwood Lakes State Park; free; register at 12:30 p.m.: for ages 3-13; every skier who completes the course gets a medal; 692-5022 or 627-5441. PIERRE Outdoorwomen of South Dakota Convention, April 19-21; Ramkota; $100 before March 15, $125 afterward; features three women from Mitchell who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya, prairiechicken dancing at Fort Pierre National Grass -v t Performance of i - Live U W SORCL AP PHOTO, FINE LINE FEATURES star. R (raunchy humor, errant body fluids, nudity, drinking, the collapse of society as we know it). DVD available. (CC) (Universal, '01) 105 minutes. BUBBLE BOY A young man (Jake Gyllenhaal) with no immune system dons a "bubble suit" to travel from California to Niagara Falls in an effort to prevent his childhood sweetheart from getting married. Director Blair Hayes manages to take a bizarre and risky concept and come up with something completely mean-spirited and predictable. Swoosie Kurtz and Marley Shelton star. PG-13 (profanity, sexual humor) DVD available. (CC) (Buena Vista, '01) 84 minutes. GUTTER The eagerly awaited, twice-postponed revamp of "A Star Is Born" with pop princess Mariah Carey in her film debut is so bad you can write its epitaph: A star is stillborn. For most of the film, Carey's face is a virtual Kabuki mask, as if her features had been erased and stenciled back on. Max Beesley and Da Brat also star. PG-13 (discreet sexual intimacy, brief violence). DVD available. (CC) (Columbia Tristar, '01) 104 minutes. BOYCOTT This is the dramatic true story of Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat in a "whites only" section of a Montgomery, Ala., bus and the city- CALENDAR lands, kayak trip ($20, limited number), workshops, socializing; write to OWSD Convention, Debra Kuchera, Box 877, Mitchell SD, 57301, to register; call 224-6877 for hotel reservations (mention OWSD for rates). RAPID CITY Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo, Jan. 25-Feb. 3; Rushmore Plaza Civic Center; bucking horse and bull sale, buffalo sale, more; 800-GotMine. Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo and Badlands Circuit Finals, Jan. 25-Feb. 3; Rushmore Plaza Civic Center; fee charged; includes seven pro rodeos, sheepdog trials, draft horse events, livestock shows and sales, buffalo show and sale, more; 258-2863. VERMILLION Meeting of the Friends of the Museum, Jan. 26; Sletwold Hall, W.H. Over Museum, 1110 Ratingen St.; potluck at 6:30 p.m., "Voices of the New Century" by Jerome Kills Small at 7:30 p.m.; 677-5228. Dean John A. Day: Irish Art Lecture, 7:30 p.m. April 7; Farber Hall, Old Main, USD; free. WATERTOWN Public Opinion Bridal Show, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; Ramkota Inn; $2 in advance, $3 at the door; fashion show, prize drawings, caterers, entertainers, bridal registry, limousine services, florists, rental services, travel agents, more; 886-6901. Living History Fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m Jan. 27; Codington County Extension Complex; free, but a $2 donation is suggested; re-enactments from medieval and Civil War periods, period music, clothing and games, crafts. Jousting, food tasting; 693-4589. Watertown Winter Farm Show, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 5-10; Codington on Friday, January 18,2002 9-11 pm Qfwcct SiiSiGjcnee Park Ridge Galleria Ticket! will be available for Feb 8, 2002 CHN Fundraiser it Sioux Valley Hospital BY BRANDON GRAY HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - In the world of "The Fast and the Furious," it may not matter if you win by an inch or a mile as long as you win. But in the world of home video and the bottom line it does, and Universal Pictures' street-racing picture smoked just about all of the competition. After its blazing $144.5 million run at the box office, "The Fast and the Furious" DVD accelerated from 0 to 2.9 million copies sold in five days ON DVD since its Jan. 2 bow, moving 85 percent of the 3.4 million units shipped, according to Universal. The sales were nearly twice as high as two of the studio's recent juggernauts "The Mummy Returns" and "Jurassic Park III," both of which out-grossed "Furious" at the box office by a wide margin. On its first day alone, the disc sold 2.1 million copies, including 600,000 that video stores purchased for rental. That makes it the second fastest selling ever behind "Pearl Harbor," which holds the single-day record at 3 million units. Universal is not expected to be able to keep up with demand, which likely will keep "The Fast and the Furious" from toppling any further records. The studio has been fervently trying to meet the 700,000 reorders from retailers and is shipping another million units this week. There was one race where the disc was the wide boycott that resulted. Parks' action helped spark the civil rights movement and also put the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the map as a leader of the movement. Jeffrey Wright and Terrence Howard star. PG. DVD available. (CC) (no rating) (HBO, '01) 113 minutes. DINNER WITH FRIENDS Two married couples who have been close friends for years re-examine their lives, friendship and marriages when one of the couples reveals that their marriage is falling apart. Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell and Greg Kin-near star. R (profanity). DVD available. (CC) (no rating) (HBO, '01) 95 minutes. LA PROMESSE A Belgian teen faces a moral dilemma when a dying man, who happens to be an illegal alien, asks the boy to care for his wife and child after he is gone. The teen's bullying father, who makes a business of taking advantage of illegal immigrants, tries to dissuade him from carrying out the promise he made. French with English subtitles. Jeremie Re-nier and Olivier Gourmet star. No MPAA rating. DVD available, (no rating) (New Yorker, '96) $29.95. 93 minutes. NEW TO DVD BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SEASON ONE The entire first season of this popular television series about a seemingly County Extension Complex adn National Guard Armory, on West Kemp Avenue; view fashions of 1790 to 1970, cooking, quilts, LEGO contest. WEBSTER Day County Farm and Home Show, 2-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; Webster Armory; free; entertainment, crop show, sports show, health fair, demonstrations, free meal at 5:30 p.m. each night; 888-571-7582. IOWA AMES National Acrobats of Taiwan, R.O.C., 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6; Iowa State Center Stephens Auditorium; $6-$26; 877-843-2368 or Compafifa Espahola de Antonio Marquez, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7; Iowa State Center Stephens Auditorium; $9-$30; flamenco dancing; 877-843-2368 or Momlx In Orbit, 7 p.m. Feb. 23; Iowa State Center Stephens Auditorium; $15; dancer-illusionists; 877-843-2368 or Trinity Irish Dance Company, 7:30 p.m. April 12; Iowa State Center Stephens Auditorium; $9-$30; 877-843-2368 or CEDAR RAPIDS World's Toughest Rodeo, Feb. 8-9; US Cellular Center; $6-$16. DES MOINES Jeff Foxworthy, 8 p.m. Feb. 1; Veterans Auditorium; $27.50, $36.50. guii snoi'j January 19 & 20, 2002 Ramkota Inn Expo Annex Sat. 9-5 Sun. 9-3 Admission $4.00 Video picks if Outstanding B Worthy effort T So-so A bomb Glitter (PG-13) Jeepers Creepers (R) Legally Blonde (PG-13) Mexican (PG-13) Moulin Rouge (PG-13) Princess Diaries (G) 1SshHour2(PG3) Two Can Play (R) normal high school student who battles forces of darkness hits stores in this three-DVD set. Sarah Michelle Gellar stars. No MPAA rating. (Fox, '97) $39.98. 540 minutes. - Barry Zukerman, Knight Ridder UPCOMING TUESDAY: Brian's Song (also DVD), Lagaan: One Upon a Time (also DVD), Street Dreams (also DVD) JAN. 29: Heart (also DVD), OKOBOJI University of Okoboji Winter Games, Jan. 25-28; pre-registra-tion required; shuttle service available from Arnolds Park to chili cook-off 4-9 p.m. Jan. 25. Smath's Bay 7 a.m.-lO p.m. Jan. 26 and noon-4 p.m. Jan. 27; 800-839-9987. ORANGE CITY Ballroom Dance, 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 9; Northwestern College's Rowenhorst Student Center mini-gym; $4; semi-formal attire required; live swing music by Northwestern College Jazz Band; call 712-707-7295 for lessons prior to the dance. SIOUX CITY Frula Folk Dance Company, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6; Orpheum Theatre; $20 for reserved seating, $15 general admission, half price for students; 712-276-2212. George Carlin, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20; Sioux City Orpheum; $28.50, $42.50. "Stomp," 8 p.m. March 12; Sioux City Orpheum; $27.50, $35, $42.50. MINNESOTA HINCKLEY Phyllis Diller, 7 and 9 p.m. Feb. 8; Grand Casino Hinckley; $25. -A tonrf""1! AP UNIVERSAL Paul Walker (right) plays an undercover cop Investigating rival street teams, Including leader Dominic (Vin Diesel), in "The Fast and the Furious." clear-cut all time winner, though. Taking in $6.29 million, it posted the biggest first week DVD rental figure ever, outdistancing previous record holder "Cast Away's" $5.5 million, according to VSDA VidTrac. Riding high atop the VHS rental charts with $11.03 million, The Fast and the Furious" became Universale biggest priced-for-rental tape hit since "American Pie," the sequel of which has its home video debut on Jan. 15. All told, consumers spent $75.32 million to take "The Fast and the Furious" home on DVD and VHS in its first week. 3. ;ODC it 2 8 i n O to lil zz TO G QZ 2 ? 0 0 0 b : h : cr o 0T. B ff . B 2002 KRT The Opponent (also DVD), The Princess and the Warrior (also DVD), When Strangers Appear (also DVD) FEB. 5: Ghost World (also DVD), Life Without Dick (also DVD), Maze (also DVD) FEB. 12: The Last Hurrah (also DVD), Snap Decision (also DVD) FEB. 19: Shakespeare's Othello (also DVD) FEB. 26: Bones ( also DVD) . Hidden Agenda (also DVD), Session 9 (also DVD) MORTON WSA Snow Cross Minnesota Regional 2002, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9-10; Jackpot Junction Casino Amphitheater; $12. PIPESTONE "Tina & Lena," 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2; Pipestone Performing Arts Center; $12, all seats reserved: Scandinavian songs, jokes; 877-722-2787. Chamber Travelogue "The Truly Great, Great Lakes," March 7: Pipestone Performing Arts Center: 877-722-2787. SAGIO Art Show, March 23; Pipestone Performing Arts Center; 877-722-2787. Chamber Travelogue, "Return to Sweden," April 11; Pipestone Performing Arts Center; 877-722-2787. PRIOR LAKE Jeff Foxworthy, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31: Mystic Lake Casino: $39, $49. George Carlin, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25; Mystic Lake Casino Hotel; $29. $39. Carrot Top, 7:30 p.m. March 11: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel; $25. $29. Bill Cosby, 4 and 7 p.m. April 28; Mystic Lake Casino Hotel; $33, $42. CONTINUES on page 11D rrconcprt UUEIIIUUUUII Friday, January 18th Adema at the Quest Club in Minneapolis, MN Wednesday, February 13th Sevendust at Playmakers in Fargo. ND Saturday, February 16th Creed & Tantric Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. MN. 1ST presented fQ97 k v i i r -j (

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